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17th April 2016 - 4th Sunday of Easter

posted 15 Apr 2016, 08:06 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle



World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal

H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Kathleen Dorward R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of the Parish


MON. 18th April               Weekday of Easter No Mass


TUES.19th April                Weekday of Easter H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Northern Brethren Fund


WED.20th April                Weekday of Easter H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Harding Poor Mass Fund


THURS. 21st April            Weekday of Easter/St. Anselm

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Bates Mass Fund


FRI. 22nd April                 Weekday of Easter Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Osmond Curry RI.P.


SAT. 23rd April                 St. George Patron of England

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Austin Pickering R.I.P.


                EVENTS THIS WEEK

Thurs.  Hw. Messy Church 3.30p.m. Methodist Hall








Welcome to all our visitors

Diocesan Website: www.rcdhn.org.uk/parishsites.htm



To the Little Sisters of the Poor


Collections for: 10th April

H.B. £140.68p; Northern Brethren Fund £125.82p; 200 Club £324;

Hw. £160.71p; Cafod Cakes £50; Hall Hire £15;

Votive Candles £33.58p.


Hw. Prayer Meetings

Mon. 10.30a.m. Holy Cross Church. Praying for local issues, world issues and individual requests; giving thanks for the joys of life.

All welcome.


Volunteers Needed

Messy church Thurs. 3.00p.m. onwards. All welcome.


Diocesan Festival 2016

Sat. 25th & Sun. 26th June. Annual event Youth Village. Theme: ‘Limitless Love: making all things new’ celebration of faith for all ages with inspiring speakers for all. festival@diocesehn.org.uk


Hw. Men’s Forum

Speaker: Steve Wrightson. Topic: "Wildlife Photography".

Methodist Hall on 4th May at 7.00pm dinner followed up by talk.

Cost is £8.00 per person. Contact Pat Peace.


H/w Hospital League of Friends

Coffee Morning Thurs. 28th April. 9.30a.m. Methodist Hall. Raffle; Tombola; Cake Stall – Winner Takes All.


Northern Brethren Fund

This charity supports sick and retired priests and was founded in 1650. Today many priests are well past retirement age and when they eventually retire they need support and care. The charity is requesting consideration of a regular monthly payment through standing order. Forms at back of church. Fr. Phil Quinn Chairman.



Vocations Sunday – Fr. Jamison Vocations Director

Theme: ‘To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often’. Bl. John Henry Newman.

Being a disciple of Christ involves continuous development. Childhood prayers must evolve into adult prayer, an easy going friendship may lead to marriage. Further discernment may lead to the Priesthood or Religious Life of a Brother or Sister. Whatever form prayer is the basis.


The Gift:

Is a DVD based course that it is hoped parishes/deaneries will use as a way to ‘engage and joyfully explore what it means to be spirit-filled in everyday life’. The DVD uses inspirational speakers who provide content in a relaxed and informative way.

This is especially true as we all move deeper into Forward Together in Hope. To explain the content and how to use the DVD there will be two sessions across two Saturdays. More information please email tim@faithcafe.org or ring 07875 848138.


Justice and Peace AGM:

The Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council AGM is to be held on Saturday 23rd April, from 9.30am - 3.00pm at St Charles', Gosforth. All welcome. Speakers include Catherine McKinnell, MP and Dr Anna Rowlands. The May Day Justice and Peace Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 7th May at 10.00am at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle


Spiritual Works of Mercy

Wed. 20th April 11.00a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral. Prof Karen Kilby, Bede Chair of Catholic Theology at the University of Durham will offer reflections on this subject.

Fr Chris Hughes, Chair of the Justice and Peace Coordinating Council will offer reflections on the Corporal Works of Mercy on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at 11.00am at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle and 7.00pm at St Leonard’s Catholic School, Durham.


2016 Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Support needed: There is a shortage of Nurses and Adult Helpers as well as some Young people – clashes with World Youth Day.

Help with costs available. Contact:  Kath McTernan, Chief Nurse on 0191 274 3928 or Fr Peter Stott at St Robert’s Church, Morpeth on 01670 513410 or email lourdes@rcdhn.org.uk.


World Day of Prayer for Vocations


All the good works in the world

Are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass because they are the works of men;

But the Mass is the work of God.

Martyrdom is nothing in comparison

For it is but the sacrifice of man to God;

but the Mass is the sacrifice

Of God for man.”

 St. John Vianney Patron Saint of All the World’s Priests



For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary:

To fulfil our own destiny,

According to God’s will,

To be what God wants us to be. Thomas Merton


If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze! St. Catherine of Sienna.


You will know your vocation by the joy that is brings you. You will know.

You will know when it’s right. Dorothy Day.





Next Sunday 24th April – 5th Sunday of Easter